Wipro Employee Dies Trying to Jump off Moving Train in Bengaluru

In a tragic accident, a 38-year-old Bengaluru-based software engineer died on Thursday after he came under a moving train while trying to deboard at KR Puram Railway Station in the city.

Police officials at Cantonment Railway Station, who rushed to the spot upon getting information about the incident, confirmed that Kiran Kumar died on the spot. He was an employee of software giant Wipro and was travelling to Bengaluru from Chennai in the Chennai Mail when the incident occurred.

At around 4:30 pm, the software engineer tried to deboard the moving train at KR Puram Railway Station.

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" “There is no stop at KR Puram but the loco pilot slows the train down while nearing the station because there are chances of people crossing the track. He has tried to alight from the moving train and he has slipped and fallen down in the gap between the platform and the track. His leg was bleeding heavily and he died immediately.”" - Satyappa Mukkanavar, Sub-inspector at Cantonment Railway Police Station

Kiran had returned to India from Zurich in Switzerland and is a resident of Ramamurthy Nagar in Bengaluru. He hails from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and had visited his hometown to see his son’s birth three months ago. He was returning to Bengaluru after the visit, when the incident occurred.

Police officials believe that Kiran might have been trying to alight from the train in KR Puram to save time and reach his apartment earlier. The first stop for the train in Bengaluru was East Railway Station, near Fraser Town. His body was later shifted to Bowring Hospital.

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In February 2018, Eshwaramma, a 65-year-old woman died under similar circumstances in KR Puram Railway Station. She tried to alight from the train even though the train did not have a scheduled stop at the station. While her husband and daughter safely got off, she came under the wheels of the train and died on the spot.

Kiran's death also comes two weeks after a similar incident in which Vikram Vijayan, a 28-year-old Bengaluru-based engineer working with Wipro, died after he came under a moving train at Carmelaram Railway Station in the eastern part of the city.

(Published in an arrangement with The News Minute.)

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